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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I'm in the middle of studying for the MCAT, and just want to get all the concepts instead of memorizing how to solve problems. I'm having a hard time understanding converging lenses.

From what I understand, converging lenses create real images that are inverted. This property of inversion means that the magnification should be negative, where m = - (i / o). Since the image (i) is a positive number (real) and the object is a negative number (other side of lens), how is it possible that m is negative? i.e. - (positive/negative) = positive

What am I missing here?

My appreciation in advance!

From what I understand, converging lenses create real images that are inverted. This property of inversion means that the magnification should be negative, where m = - (i / o). Since the image (i) is a positive number (real) and the object is a negative number (other side of lens), how is it possible that m is negative? i.e. - (positive/negative) = positive

What am I missing here?

My appreciation in advance!

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